by ecorazzicontributor
Categories: Animals, Video.

I don’t know about you all, but I am an avid watcher of “Shark Week” on Discovery Channel,  and it’s for two reasons, really: 1) I love sharks— my dad made me watch Jaws a touch too early in my childhood and the experience has forever changed me and 2) Being a Florida native, it’s just cool to know what’s swimming around out there!

For all of those reasons and more, when I saw a story about thousands of sharks being spotted just 50 yards offshore in Boca Raton, Florida this week, I knew it would make for a cool vid.

The below clip shows an area of Boca Raton called “Shark Ledge,” and what could be mistaken for a school of fish but, in actuality, are a swarm of Caribbean reef sharks! Biologists say this is the time of year when the sharks migrate to the warmer waters that Florida has to offer, and that they also swim close to the shore in search of bait fish.

Now that California is considering a ban on shark finning, maybe the waters close to my new home (Los Angeles) will be swarming with fins too!

Check out the amazing video below.

VIDEO: Sharks migrate in Boca Raton:

  • georgina

    Wow, amazing video.

    Now let’s hope people remember that this happens every year and hopefully they will also remember to leave the sharks alone.

    They are such beautiful creatures…i love me some shark…alive, not dead of course :)

  • Mary

    What an amazing site! I think sharks are so beautiful! I think it is horrible that they kill them for the fin!

  • herwin

    “could be mistaken for a school of fish”

    that’s funny. :-P

  • Sonia

    Just watching that makes me nervous. Sharks are beautiful(and should be proteceted) but they scare the bejeezus out of me!